Leo Berger third in Yokohama behind Alex Yee and Hayden Wild

Leo Berger third in Yokohama behind Alex Yee and Hayden Wild

France’s Leo Berger finished third on Saturday morning at the first world triathlon championships of the year in Yokohama behind Britain’s Alex Yee and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde. Behind him, the French made a superb group shot with fifth for Pierre Le Curie and sixth for Dorian Konincks, while Vincent Louis retired.

The French started their season in full swing. distance Second place for Uni PerraultEarly on Saturday morning, Leo Berger won third place at the World Triathlon Championships in Yokohama behind Britain’s Alex Yee and New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde.

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Third in the world ahead of this first event in the world rankings 2022, thanks to third place in Hamburg in 2021, the Frenchman confirmed his new position by climbing once again on the podium.

However, in terms of swimming, it was already double world champion Vincent Lewis who hit the accelerator to climb to the top of the group. But very quickly, the Frenchman lowered his pitch on his bike to finally fight to stay in the big peloton wheels that were finally formed.

On the other hand, the other French appeared in the first places of this group with Leo Berger, Dorian Konincks, Pierre Le Curie and the young Valentin Morlic. It was Le Corre, followed by Bergère, who waged hostilities on foot. But very quickly, Alex Yi and Hayden Wilde captured the blues, the second and third Tokyo Olympics.

In the absence of Olympic champion Christian Blumenfelt, the two men were the stronger, and while Vincent Lewis gave in during the foot part, the duo flew for the win.

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Finally, it was Yi who won thanks to the last big straight streak 10 seconds ahead of Wilde and 29 inches over Liu Berger. Behind him, the French made a great group shot with fifth for Pierre Le Curie (at 48 inches) and sixth for Dorian Konincks (at 56 inches), while Valentin Morlec finished 29th (at 2’57).

“I wanted to take more risks than usualLet’s go burger, though Affected by Covid while it was being prepared. I tried from the start of the race but the others were stronger than me. »

After three races (Hamburg and Abu Dhabi in 2021 and Yokohama in 2022), Berger is also the new leader in the world rankings (Le Curie 3), while the next FIFA World Cup will be held in Leeds on June 11.

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